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Palm transplant question.

Post by Camaross94 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:55 am

My buddy dug up two Sabal and one minor Palm from his yard for me. He dig a great job getting tons of roots. The fronds on the sabals reached 6ft and the minor was 4ft but a big Palm regardless. This was a month ago and it was in the upper 40's. I brought them home and potted them up in some big pots and good soil. I have them against the house/ south side. Two tarps wrapped around the pots. We live in coastal NC zone 8b. Pretty much all fronds have gotten dried out past few days. Except new spears on them. Still nice and green and seem to be growing, unless my imagination. They are potted since to late in the year to plant in the ground until around March. Plus we are moving. So will these guys survive come spring/summer? Thanks.

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Post by hardyjim » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:09 am

I think those take a while to adjust normally anyway...
but having the roots get chilly can be a death sentence
after repotting/transplanting.
It's probably not practical at heir size to keep them someplace
warm like inside the house but thats what the roots need.

When I got my first 3 Fortunei Nov 1,2007 I planted
2 in dry soil and one in a pot that I kept on the porch
thinking it would help it get more cold hardy-problem
was it got shipped bare root so,not a good plan-lol

I lost 2 of them but one that I planted made it.
Anyway,the point is-best to keep the roots warm
after transplanting etc,so they can recover if poss.
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Post by Camaross94 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:16 am

Thanks Jim. They should be okay then since I kept the roots warm. Spears are green coming out the center.

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